There’s no denying that Conor McGregor gets a lot of flak for his personality.
He’s outspoken, confident, cocky and some may even argue that it’s disrespectful to the sport and his opponents, but at the same time, it’s still entertaining to many and that along with his impressive skills is why he’s such a big draw.
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Most of that brashness and his extravagant lifestyle is currently on display in every public appearance he makes in an attempt to get Floyd Mayweather to the ring, but whether that happens or not remains to be seen.
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However, perhaps the negative reputation he has is unfair, as his classy moments are often overshadowed by his controversial moments, and that’s been the case since he hit the big time in the UFC.
A video from 2015 has resurfaced once more, following his shocking 13-second victory over current UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
Those that followed the full build-up to the fight will know that the Notorious made life hell for Aldo, with plenty of insults and tactics to get under his skin, and it clearly worked as he made light work of somebody that hadn’t lost for a decade.
With jibes like ‘little Brazilian’, insulting him in the Portuguese language as well as famously stealing the featherweight title – something he did with Eddie Alvarez too – it made fans want to tune in and they either wanted Aldo to either dominate him, or they wanted to see whether the cocky Irishman could make good on his world and become king of the featherweights.
Obviously, he went on to do that rather quickly and is now the lightweight champion as well, but as you’ll be able to see in the video below, seeing Aldo in the state he was in after the fight clearly got to McGregor, before he went on to apologise and claimed they’ll fight again.
He said: “Sorry, we’ll go again, we’ll go again.”
It’s a shame they haven’t gone again, and fans in the comments section have been quick to wonder whether Aldo would have done the same thing had he knocked McGregor out in 13 seconds. It’s unfair to make that judgment, but it’s clear that he’s shown his class just as much as he takes part in his questionable antics outside of the Octagon.
He went on to praise Aldo in the post-fight interview, as well as in the studios while he also took both his loss and his victory over Nate Diaz in his stride.
While he may not be universally liked, the UFC needs him and hopefully they can work something out to have Aldo meet McGregor once more.
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